We were born with intuition for a reason, when it comes to making decisions or avoiding certain situations listen to your gut. If you get a bad feeling don’t do something or get out of the situation. From first hand experience I can say that listening to that bad or off feeling I got definitely has helped me make the better decision more than once. If you are not going to listen to your friends I would definitely suggest you start listening to your body.
I can also say that not listening to my gut has resulted in some less than fun situation too so start working with your body and intuition until you get to a point where you trust what your body is telling you. I used to rack my brain over ever decision due to anxiety, until I realized that my body always tells me the right way to go in each situation. listening to my body has made things a lot less complicated, It is similar to heads and tails with a little more trust and a lot less probability involved in the process.
Trusting my gut has got me a heck of a lot further than being a hermit arguing with anxiety. Instead of making a pros and cons list to end up siding with anxiety, I’m anxiety free trusting my body to make the right decision. It has been a freeing process learning to trust my gu and I am really glad I started it.